13 Jan These open-source medium format cameras are 3D-printed

Source: DP Review

In the last five years, Dora Goodman has gone from creating hand-crafted adornments and making modifications to existing classic cameras to offering original open-source, 3D-printed analog cameras. In 2016, PetaPixel interviewed Goodman about her incredible hand-crafted custom classic cameras. Since then, Goodman has moved toward open-source, 3D-printed analog cameras.

On her website, you’ll find a variety of creations from Goodman and her team, including the 3D-printed, customizable Goodman Zone Camera. This camera was originally launched in 2019 and is available open source and directly from Goodman. Having spent years tracking down affordable medium format analog cameras in good condition for her customizations, Goodman knows full well how difficult it can be. The Goodman Zone Camera furthers her goal of providing everyone the chance to try medium format photography at affordable, accessible prices.

Goodman Zone camera

Speaking to PetaPixel, Goodman says of the Zone and its ongoing development, ‘…we are always developing the Zone, we launched a lot of small accessories, and in the last few months, the biggest development was a helical lens adapter with ground glass (also 3D printed) that makes it possible to attach a wider variety of lenses now to the Zone. Also now in January we are launching the Goodman 6×6 Magazine, a 3D printed back that fits our Zone, so from now it will have an alternative to the Mamiya RB67 back.’

Shifting the business toward 3D printing has allowed Goodman and her team

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